And it begins! I have a bit of history with podcasts and thought that I could make up for my lack of posting recently by finally bringing a one man podcast to my blog! This week I’m talking about the first debate between President Obama and Mitt Romney, and how silly the excuses for his performance are.
It’s a 30 minute podcast and so should be a quick listen! Give it a go, and spread it around to the people who might like it!
The Patriots Empowered Podcast is distributed for free at www.patriotsempowered.com . All music is written and performed by The Voters and comes from their album Electile Dysfunction, and used with their expressed permission. All other rights reserved.
Back in the day, many conservatives believed Barack Obama may not be qualified to be President because he was actually born in Kenya. These conservatives were called Birthers, and they did and still do believe a conspiracy exists concealing this disqualification. However, most conservatives never bought the idea. At the time no one knew where this rumor stemmed from, and most on the left decided it must stem from the fact that Obama was black. Or … you know. Half black. But black nonetheless apparently. But it wasn’t a new idea; several people over the years had mentioned that they thought Barack was indeed born in Kenya. Now we know that the origin of Barack Obama being born in Kenya is Barack Obama himself, having had a literary agent write it in promotional material back in 1991. Obviously this stuff stuck in people’s heads, they believed it, and as the memory of it surfaced and the junior senator became President, his own lie became the seed of a conspiracy theory for the far right that would eventually be the blow that would remove Donald Trump as a candidate for President when Barack Obama finally released his Hawaiian birth certificate. I recite this interesting material because a similar but much more far-reaching scenario has now played out in favor of Mitt Romney.
I made this graphic up to demonstrate something I’ve noticed from people who have been criticizing Mitt Romney both on Twitter and in the media. I think it makes my point on how relatively tame Mitt Romney’s sins seem to be, especially in comparison to the guy we already have in office.
Glenn Beck doesn’t have a lot of fans in the liberal theater. It’s not difficult to see why: often times he’s a conspiracy theorist and other times a historian of not just proud moments of America’s past, but the darker plans of the militant socialist “Progressive Movement”. But what Glenn Beck does know is hardship. He went from being a homeless alcoholic to a married, political celebrity and digital media entrepreneur, and now again faces hardship with a diagnosis of mascular dystrophy that threatens his sight. So when the guy sees charity, he recognizes it, and in this video Beck announces a very emotional change of heart towards Mitt Romney.
There’s a lot of confusion and anger in American politics right now about who is responsible for what conservatives are somewhat mockingly referring to as the “Arab Autumn”, a play on the supposed post-terrorism awakening known as the Arab Spring that many people, including those in the Obama administration, attribute a large amount of reduction in Muslim support of terrorism over the last several months. The Arab Spring was largely considered responsible for the ousting, exile, and eventual murder of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, a leader who although certainly did not treat all citizens the way we would have wanted him to, ultimately was an ally of the United States for thirty years. Our foreign policy at this time was, perhaps in retrospect unfortunately, to abandon Mubarak to the fates that may be. The Obama administration instead reported that “the United States stands with the people of Egypt”. Which I guess was always a given, but the message of the statement was more so “Whatever you guys want to do, we’re all down for. Yo.”